Wis. Stat. section 767.75 now provides that all income assignments must be for a fixed sum regardless of whether the court-ordered obligation on which the assignment is based is expressed in the court order as a percentage of the payer's income. This means that if a stipulation is approved for a percentage expressed support amount, the order must be converted to a flat dollar amount for purposes of withholding.
Last year’s Wisconsin Legal Innovators David Simon and John Turlais have a thing or two to say about the legal profession’s need to innovate and how creative problem solving can open doors to new business.
Heads up: More changes to landlord-tenant laws in Wisconsin. In this article, Delavan attorney Brian Schuk explains how Act 176 helps landlords remove problem tenants with “crime-free” notice provisions, changes to “notice” language, and other measures.
When lawyers blog, they teach themselves about the legal issues they write about. But they also inform current and potential clients, and market expertise. This second annual “Wisconsin law blogs” article includes a list of 64 Wisconsin law blogs.
Voting in the State Bar of Wisconsin elections gives you a chance to have a say in setting the direction and policies of the State Bar. Here’s what you need to know to cast your vote.
In February, Project Street Youth, a new pilot program organized by the Young Lawyers Division, provided legal help for homeless youth in Milwaukee. The program assisted youth with their legal issues – but also provided a worthy opportunity for young lawyers to gain experience while volunteering.
Meet three Wisconsin lawyers who are helping low-income residents untangle the complexity of tax rules.
Congratulations to the 407 lawyers who are recognized as 2015 Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society members. Created by the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission and the State Bar of Wisconsin Pro Bono Program, the honor society recognizes lawyers who provided pro bono legal services in excess of 50 hours during the last calendar year.
Don’t keep your loved ones in the dark about your end-of-life wishes. Download the State Bar’s planning guide, free to download from April 15 to April 29.
Wisconsin lawyer Cynthia Hirsch talks about her experience in Liberia, traveling with Lawyers Without Borders to help Liberian prosecutors, defenders, and judges better implement Liberia’s new anti-human trafficking law. Join her on April 19 as she gives a talk on her experiences at the U.W. Law School.
As a service to its members, the State Bar of Wisconsin has entered into an alliance agreement with West, a Thomson Reuters business, to provide award information on Wisconsin civil jury trials, bench trials, settlements, and arbitrations.
Dealing with shrapnel-shooting airbags, faulty ignition switches, or unsafe child car seats? You can find a wealth of information about vehicle and consumer produce recalls on federal regulatory websites.
Compiled from nearly 100 forms and sample-language provisions from the award-winning Eckhardt’s Workbook for Wisconsin Estate Planners, WisDocs Estate Planning is a powerful, user-friendly, mobile document assembly system accessible wherever you have an Internet connection.
Book your hotel rooms now for the best rates to join us June 16-17 in beautiful, historic Green Bay for a robust offering of CLE courses, networking time, and unique social activities in the heart of Titletown U.S.A.
Volunteers can change the world, one step at a time in the communities where they live. Join us as we celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 10-16.
Starting a solo practice? Learn all the details at the CLE event, Considerations for Starting a Law Practice, on April 9.
The Family Law Section is offering 12 scholarships to its Annual Family Law Workshop in Door County, on Aug. 4-6, 2016 at the Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay.
How confidently could you advise a client about keeping trade secrets or whether an idea is patentable? Here’s where to turn for fast and accurate answers – Intellectual Property Law in Wisconsin is newly revised and expanded for 2016.
The State Bar’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service is a great way to expand your practice and an easy way to serve the public. Join now through June 2017 for extra savings off the cost of the service – including free registration now through June 2016.